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killed in a stabbing on walnut street in the seminary area of oakland. police are investigating the possibility the killings are related. a high stakes meeting at the white house this afternoon. congressional leaders will talk with president obama trying to avert the "fiscal cliff." ed payne tells us they only have four days. reporter: in what's seen as a last-minute attempt to reach a deal, president obama meets at the white house with senate majority leader harry reid, house minority leader nancy pelosi, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker john boehner. they have only four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go off the so- called "fiscal cliff." that's when automatic spending increases and cuts would take effect. reaching a deal won't be easy because both sides are involved in a high stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives
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are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at wah he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> reporter: democrats want to extend the bush-era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more a year. many republicans are against any tax increases. most americans just want something to be done. >> people are just tired of partisanship and they want everyone to come together. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't reach a deal by january 1, many economists are concerned it could eventually lead to another recession. i'm ed payne reporting. president obama appears to have more backing from the public in budget negotiations. a gallup tracking poll released wednesday gives mr. obama 54%
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support compared to 26% for house speaker john boehner. 5:02. a looming dock worker strike threatens to hurt the economy, as well. longshoremen are locked in negotiations with shipping companies over royalties paid to workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would impact 15 ports along the east coast and the gulf and officials estimate it will cost $1 billion a day. 5:03. let's check traffic and weather. we had a break yesterday but i guess rain is coming back. >> it's all gone. >> hello. >> it didn't last very long. we got rain heading towards the bay area and you can see that low. it's right there. so it hasn't quite hit the bay area yet. but by later on this afternoon, that's when we're going to see light showers and it's going to quickly spread all across the bay area, continuing to tomorrow morning. so it's on approach right now and you can see those showers. bring an umbrella if you are heading outside at all today. so again you won't need it for this morning. the only thing we're talking
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about are all these cold temperatures. very chilly. fairfield 34 degrees. san francisco in the 40s. it's going to be a cold day this afternoon. temperatures sightly below what we saw yesterday, 54 in oakland, 51 in san rafael, 52 in santa rosa. so you got the idea. just a cold rainy day on tap. it looks like it's going to continue through tomorrow clearing out sunday and a chance of rain on new year's eve. the night looks clear. tuesday, wednesday unsettled, clearing thursday a mixed bag for next week. in the meantime the roads are still pretty much free and clear. you can see it's looking good toward the bay bridge. this is usually our best indicator of how things are moving across the bay area. everything is flowing nicely
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towards doyle drive. more lanes open towards southbound 101 heading into san francisco. if you are traveling the nimitz, various lanes are blocked approaching embarcadero. scheduled only until about 5:00 this morning. so not too much longer. eastbound through livermore various lanes blocked according to caltrans until 9:00 this morning. south bay drive times are all still at the limit. we never saw any delays in the south bay yesterday on the guadalupe parkway or 101. mass transit on time. muni we mentioned it all morning. 100th anniversary free rides all day and new year's eve night, as well. that's a check of traffic and weather. back to you guys. on this morning's bay area watch, a shooting is under investigation at an east bay bart station. the 18-year-old victim is expected to recover. he was shot in the parking lot of the pittsburg-bay point station just before 7:00 last night. at this time there are no
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suspects. the shooting and investigation caused major delays for bart riders. as did reports of a man with a gun outside the concord bart station. this is just after the pittsburg incident last night. but police say it was not related. no word if a suspect was ever found by officers. trains are running again this morning. it is 5:06. gunfire from police hits a suspect at an el cerrito gas station. it happened last night just after 6:30. police say they came across a man pistol whipping a woman at a chevron station on san pablo and potrero avenues. two officers opened fire. they hit the suspect. he is now in critical condition. contra costa county d.a.'s office is investigating the shooting along with the police. we have the identity of a man killed by the police in walnut creek. he was 22-year-old anthony banta. police got a 911 call from a screaming woman at the diablo point apartments yesterday morning. when officers arrived they said they were confronted by banta who was armed but so far they
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have declined to describe what kind of weapon he had. fairfield police want help identifying two armed robbers caught by a surveillance camera. the video shows what happened when a 7-eleven clerk opened the cash register sunday night. one of the men pulled a gun and robbed the store. no word on how much money they got. police think this robbery was related to another one in the same area at about the same time. a bay area cop lost two guns to burglars who hit his home in antioch. the officer who works for an undisclosed bay area agency returned home wednesday night to find three burglars in his house. when he went in they ran out the back and apparently used one of the stolen guns to keep the officer from catching him. >> he did give chase and the -- one of the suspects did drop some of the property that was stolen. at the same time, one of the suspects fired a shot in the air and at that point, the
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resident ceased giving chase. >> last month in brentwood another officer's home was hit. that officer shot and wounded one of the suspects. oakland is hiring some new help as it tries to cut down on crime in the city. legendary lawman bill bratton will become a consultant for the oakland police department. he helped reduce violent crime when headed up the new york and l.a. pds but some residents aren't sure a new consultant is a good solution to the city of oakland. the oakland city council by the way votes next month on the plan to hire bratton. it's going to cost $250,000 to use him as a consultant. a milestone today for san francisco's muni. the public transit system is turning 100 years old and there's a celebration designed to benefit everyone. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco to give us some history. >> reporter: 100 years ago the
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first muni line started running from geary to 33rd avenue. today, muni railway serves about 200 million passengers a year. it has a network of 63 bus routes a historic light rail system, streetcars and three cable car lines. but before muni even existed, the city's public transit system involved horse-drawn buggies. to celebrate, service on all muni services including the cable car line will be free starting right now until 5 a.m. tomorrow. originally muni was planning to charge riders a 5-cent fare because that was the original cost about 100 years ago. but instead, they decided to go with free, which i'm sure riders won't disagree with and it won't be the last time we'll see free fares on muni. they will do it again on new year's eve as they have for the past 13 years. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> that's a bonus, good to hear on a cable car that's six bucks a ride. you got a family of four? 24 bucks. >> even if you don't have kids, just do it because it's free.
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>> hop on! >> time now 5:09. coming up, a major roadblock for some families hoping to adopt. >> why orphans in one country could be off limits for adoption back here in the united states. pretty sure she wasn't invited. why florida officials had to kill a snake after it slithered into a picnic area. >> that's a big snake! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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you! a family got quite the scare with a 17-foot python slithered into their picnicn florida.. imagine this guy sneaking up behind you. a family got a scare, big fella, too. 70-foot python slithered into the picnic area in florida and said hello! >> park rangers were called this and had to kill the python. florida is trying to control and expand be python population which is killing off cats, bobcats, rabbits and other animals. next year the state is offering $1,500 to the person who kills the most pythons and $1,000 to the person who kills the longest. >> doesn't seem right even though pythons are a little scary. >> they have to live, too. >> i don't know what the segue is to traffic, liz but we are going to throw it over to you. >> pythons are living things,
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too. that's right. i know. poor pythons. thank you, guys. let's go out live. we have traffic cameras all over the bay area covering a lot of nothing. it's really quiet. it's been quiet all week so you can see how nicely things are flowing now across the san mateo bridge. no major hot spots out there. >> we sent our photographer to the peninsula to show you how great it looks along the peninsula in palo alto. this is near the university exit northbound and southbound both moving top speeds. this is a live look at the golden gate bridge. they just did some lane changes. you may have seen them in an earlier traffic hit so everything is quiet now getting into san francisco. as soon as still roadwork in lanes northbound 880 approaching the embarcadero. if you are heading towards oakland airport, these headlights are making their way southbound and everything is actually great all the way down continuing into hayward westbound 580 fine.
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eastbound 580 through livermore there is some roadwork scheduled until 9:00. so slight delays there. we're watching a low pressure system and it's getting very close to the bay area. it's going to brings light rain as soon as as this afternoon. 12:00 rain showers will move n right now cold temperatures are on tap. chance of rain continues into the weekend through at least the first half of saturday. so this is the low on approach once again you will need to grab that umbrella out of the closet. things are more unsettled around lunchtime shortly after. starts in the north bay, then continues to move farther south. really scattered stuff so we're talking light rain. but there are some pockets of heavier cells. you may have seen a few flashes
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of yellow in there at sfo today not expecting any delays. no delays so far this morning. rain highs about 53 degrees low overnight 46. and checking some airports around the country, rain, thundershowers in houston. chicago snow. had temperatures by this afternoon, chilly low to mid- 50s across the bay area. and then that chance of rain continues once again into saturday clearing for sunday another slight chance of rain for monday. discouraging news for parents wanting to adopt russian children. president vladimir putin is banning all adoptions by russian parents. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on the youngest victims of an international tug of war. >> our children are very much so excited for having a baby brother. we is the up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family
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spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan amend cameron and their siberian adoptee from two years ago and they were hoping for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the
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political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their families already. they have introduced, you know, them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> bring it over here so we can see it. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality for the fong family who can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to just at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a lovely family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department spokesman said, quote, it is misguided to link the feat of children to unrelated political considerations and said 60,000 russian children have been adopted into american homes in just the past two decades. if this ban is signed into law in russia, it could affect
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thousands more. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >> thank you. the holidays put us all in more of a hurry as we all know but let's take a minute to slow down a little bit. dr. kim tells us why one bay area city actually launched a campaign this week to try and keep pedestrians safe. reporter: step off the curb and you take your life in your hands. the cars and trucks, the motorcycles, the bikes. the latest threat? all those little gadgets. >> definitely pretty dangerous, yeah. >> reporter: new research shows how almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices. and texting is particularly risky. texters took 18% longer to cross the intersection and were four times more likely to ignore the lights. >> all the time everywhere. i have seen people launch get run over. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but it's no laughing matter especially in san francisco one of the worst cities for pedestrians in the
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country. >> we have more pedestrian crashes than cities like chicago, seattle and boston. >> reporter: as chief of surgery at san francisco general hospital, dr. peggy knudson sees pedestrian injuries almost every day. >> you could get hit by a vehicle, you're going to get hurt. if you are an adult, the way that you're struck by cars, you' likely to have pelvic fractures, lower extremity fractures, rib fractures. if you are a child, you're going to get tossed and you're most likely to have a severe head injury. >> reporter: and in san francisco, two pedestrians are hit on average every, single day. with 17 deaths each year costing the public more than $15 million. that's got the attention of mayor ed lee. >> we pick this day and this time and this area here to make this announcement that we have a pedestrian strategy that's going on a serious one. >> reporter: a citywide effort targeting hot spots urging drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention, a
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challenge when some feel texting is just not that dangerous. >> not if you are with a group of people. >> reporter: dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5. >> we walk down battery street to get coffee and everyone's head is down as you walk by them. >> we have to start paying attention. we're all guilty of it. >> guilty as charged. all right. it's 5:21 right now. when we come back, who is the fastest weiner dog in california? >> always wondered. plus the san jose spartans finish off the season but could they tie a record set more than 70 years ago? we are going to fill you in coming up. >> and if you want to do any skiing up in the sierra, this is a great weekend to do it. we have plenty of packed powder expect more snow on saturday at alpine meadows: we'll have more traffic and
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11 wins in one season.. thed a chance to do it again yesterday.. at the militaryl in washington, d.c. it's been more than 70 years since the san jose spartans had 11 wins in one
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season and they had a chance to do it again yesterday at the military bowl in washington, d.c. spartans going up against bowling green in red. david fales number one in the country for completions percentage 3rd quarter spartans down by one and we get our play of the day. watch. >> fales on third down. he has a first down inside the 5, he's in! what' play by taylor jones! >> chandler jones with a sideline dive with the extra point that puts san jose on top and they go on to win the game 29-20. they end the season at 11-2. way to go, san jose state. >> thousands gathered in san diego with a fair that goes to the dog. support of san diego big day
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balloon parade began with a dog race. >> this is the 16th annual weiner schnitzle weiner nationals. 8 dack as you understand competed on the 56-foot track for $1,000 prize. oscar a brown weiner dog from tucson, arizona, would edge out his rivals in a nose to nose race to the finish appropriately named oscar. >> i was going to say only fitting that a weiner dog named oscar would win. >> cute dogs apparently fast. 5:26. urgent meeting the 11th hour budget push to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> plus a police officer comes home to a burglary in progress. what the thieves took and why that officer couldn't stop the thieves. happy birthday muni. we'll tell you how the group is planning to celebrate their zen teniam. -- centennial. ,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's friday, december 28. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 5:30. oakland police are working this morning at two crime scenes where a total of three people were killed overnight. about 1:00 this morning, two people were shot to death on mead avenue in west oakland. then about 2:30, one person was killed in a stabbing on walnut street in the seminary area of oakland. police are investigating the possibility the killings are related. one person was killed when a car fleeing a traffic stop in oakland crashed into another car. the chp had pulled a bmw over for speeding late last night. when officers walked toward the car, it took off. a minute later crashed into a
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lincoln continental that was turning on interstate 580 from 98th avenue. a passenger in the lincoln was kill. the bmw driver ran away but eventually was caught. an 18-year-old shot at an east bay bart station is out of surgery this morning and expected to survive. bart police found the victim in the parking lot of the pittsburg-bay point station a few mints before 7:00 last night. he was taken to john muir hospital in walnut creek with life-threatening injuries. police say the shooting had something to do with a car crash in the parking lot. at this time they have no suspects. police in el cerrito opened fire at a gas station hitting a suspect there. police found a man beating a woman just after 6:30 last night in a chevron station on san pablo and potrero avenues. they say he was pistol whipping the woman. two officers then opened fire hitting the suspect. the man now in critical condition. the contra costa county d.a.'s office and police are investigating. an autopsy is planned today on the body of the man killed
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by police in walnut creek. he is identified as 22-year-old anthony banta. police got a 911 call from a screaming woman at the diablo point apartments about 3:00 in the morning yesterday. and when officers arrived, they say they were confronted by banta, who was armed. so far they are not saying what kind of weapon or how many times banta was shot. you're looking live right now over the top of the police station. this is in gloucester county, new jersey. we're hearing shots have been fired inside the station. this is a news conference going on right now outside of the station. we're told a prisoner actually opened fire. he was then shot and killed. now, an officer did sustain some injuries. they do not appear to be life- threatening but he is reportedly in surgery right now. we'll keep you updated on this breaking news story in new jersey in gloucester county give you some details as we get them. 5:32 now. let's check traffic and weather. liz pulling double duty.
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we start with a little rain i guess today, huh? >> at least later on. right now it's cold outside really cold. did you notice it coming in? >> yeah, it was. >> yeah. grab a jacket. temperatures are cooler than yesterday. and i thought yesterday was told! so right now we are just watching those showers. they are off to the coast right now but they are inching closer towards the bay area. so rain by this afternoon. that's what we're thinking, light rain and it continues to remain unsettled until saturday morning at least the first half of saturday continues to look wet. so these are your temperatures right now. yeah, it is pretty cold. look at that santa rosa, fairfield, close to freezing, not quite. but a little more mild in oakland, san francisco looking at low to mid-40s. 39 along the peninsula down in san jose. by the afternoon, temperatures are going to be slightly cooler today as well than yesterday. 54 in fremont. 51 in san rafael and about 50 degrees in fairfield. so these temperatures are maybe slightly cooler than ba we saw yesterday. the biggest difference is the rain. that's what you'll notice once
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again remains unsettled through the weekend at least on saturday. mostly sunny skies sunday. chance of rain returns for new year's eve but for right now, new year's eve night and new year's day both look dry with more statehouse returning by wednesday. showers returning by wednesday. no metering lights on the bay bridge all week long so things are flowing nicely into s no delay all across the upper deck. we'll go to some other maps and live traffic cameras. this is the san mateo bridge. this is the commute direction. obviously it has not been much of a commute at all this week. it's been quiet in both directions of westbound and eastbound 92. and to milpitas now 880 and 237 if you are crossing any of these spans westbound 237 looks good for the silicon valley ride. the nimitz you may still find some roadwork in lanes but they should have wrapped it up by now northbound 880 approaching the embarcadero. headlights look great past
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oakland airport the coliseum down into hayward. and westbound 580 no delay to the drive time. 15 minutes -- we have not seen much of a delay so far this week through livermore. it actually looks pretty good all the way towards the dublin interchange. we'll have much more traffic and weather coming up. in the meantime, back to you guys. >> "holiday light," okay, liz, thanks. 5:35 now. this afternoon, president obama will meet with congressional leaders in the latest effort to find some way to beat the budget impasse. mr. obama will hold a "fiscal cliff" summit with nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid and today's meeting may be the last realistic chance to come to an agreement before the end of the year. >> here we are five days from the new year and we might finally start talking. >> i don't know how it could happen time-wise. >> it could make its way through procedural hurdles every time only if every senator agrees not slow down the process. of the house won't be back in
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session until sunday night. a former bay area city councilman is about to learn firsthand how washington works or doesn't. 31-year-old newly elected congressman is heading into a capitol hill quagmire. he said he is ready to bring small town solutions to capitol hill to help prevent and avoidable "fiscal cliff. >> i'm confident there can still be a buzzer beater here where we can beat the clock and deliver on middle class taxes. >> congressman swalwell will be the second youngest member congress to be sworn in on january 3. he leaves sunday for d.c. to pick up his new keys to his office. >> good luck. next week secretary of state hillary clinton is going back to work at the state department after a three-week hiatus. you may recall she has been recovering from a concussion she suffered when she fainted while fighting a stomach virus. a spokesman says clinton is
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look forward to resuming her schedule. on that schedule, testifying before congress about the deadly attacks on a u.s. consulate in libya this past september. russia is work on talks to end a 21-month-old conflict in syria. the syrian government is ready to talk with its opponents. now russian's foreign minister is calling on syria to make good on the offer. they are working with egyptian diplomats. russia expects to meet a senior american diplomat next month on the issue. "stormin' norman has died. retired general norman schwartzkopf died of complications from pneumonia. he spent his entire life in the military. in vietnam, he rescued a wounded soldier by marking land mines with shaving cream. he later commanded the american- led coalition in the first iraq war. schwartzkopf was 78. 5:37 now. police say a police officer who lives in antioch returned to
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his home to find three burglars inside the house. it happened on wednesday night. the officer tried to chase the suspects but stopped when one of them fired a shot into the air. apparently with a gun stolen from that officer's home. >> it appears to be random. like many cities in the bay area, our residential burglaries are on the rise and have been for quite some time. >> last month an officer in brentwood shot an wounded a suspected burglar inside his home. today san francisco's muni is holding a big birthday party turning 100. it starts at 5 a.m. when rides are free of charge or available to everyone for the next 24 hours here in the city. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran in san francisco with more on the big muni centennial. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, frank. yes, happy birthday, muni! we're at geary and market actually the first muni line was put in on geary street here and it ran all the way down to 33rd avenue.
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to celebrate, services on all muni including the cable cars will be free as frank mentioned until 5 a.m. tomorrow. originally muni was planning to charge riders 5-cent fares instead because that was the original cost 100 years ago. to give you a little history, san francisco has had some form of public transit since 1851 when land developers operated horse-drawn buggies. 100 years ago in 1912 san francisco launched the u.s.' first municipal transit system. fast forward to muni now serving 200 million passengers a year on a network of 63 bus routes, a height rail system, streetcars and cable car lines and a light rail system. so it's come a long way since 100 years ago. again, they're offering free rides today and that's not the last time we'll see free rides. they will offer them again new year's eve as they have for the past 13 years for passengers. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. 5:39 right now.
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texting while flying. the airline that is that wants to let you use your phone at 30,000 feet. >> plus, a one two winter punch. mother nature getting ready to wreak havoc once again for holiday travelers. >> and it's up for auction. how much this gem will cost you just to get in the door. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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you're in luck. this multi- million dollar mansion in
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belvedere is up for auction sunday. it includes a are you in the market for a new home? this home in belvidere is up for auction sunday including a deck that's more than 5,000 square feet, priceless views of the golden gate bridge and san francisco. there's also a home theater, wine cellar, private pool, half dozen wall mounted ipads controlling the lights, temperatures and security cameras. bidding by the way starts at $25 million to to registered bidders. if you would mike to register you need a $300,000 cashiers check as a deposit. it was all going so well until the numbers came out. >> are the shoes included? >> they better be. >> shoes. that's great. >> 41 million when it's all said and done something like that. >> did i hear this right? 5,000-square-foot patio? >> deck. >> the deck. >> right on the cliffs there overseeing the beautiful bay. >> we need to win the lottery. >> someday. business now. stock futures headed south as the white house stages that
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last-ditch effort on taxes and spending. erica ferrari of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now with an early check on your dollars. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. asian markets guilty a boost on word president obama will meet congressional leaders again today to try to hammer together a last-minute plan to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." tokyo's nikkei gained nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng added .25%. news of more budget talks sent wall street on a roller coaster ride thursday. stocks ultimately ended the session lower for a fourth consecutive day. the dow lost 18 points. the nasdaq was down 4. the clock is ticking until lawmakers' monday night deadline and still no "fiscal cliff" deal is in sight. sunday the house has been called to an unusual session just in case an agreement is not reached. a new report suggests the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing consumers to lose confidence in the nation's economy. the conference board said on thursday its consumer price index fell sharply in december for the second consecutive month. a potential strike by dock
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workers along the east coast and gulf coast threatens to cost the nation's economy billions. more than 14,000 longshoremen are ready to strike sunday. a walkout would shut ports from boston to houston. those ports move as much as 100 million tons of goods each year including everything from flat screen tvs, sneakers and snow shovels. ski world entertainment plans to become a publicly traded company. the company's three parks are known for their water shows with killer whales. it earned $86 million during the first nine months of this year. seaworld's other property including two busch gardens parks and sesame place in pennsylvania. back to you. >> thank you. erica ferrari cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. have a great weekend. and it's 5:45 right now. we are going to toss it over toliz for traffic and weather. >> traffic is light this morning, not many commuters. weather, however, things are getting a little interesting. look at that. that area of low pressure we
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got this storm inching closer towards the bay area and this is actually just an area of light rain and some clouds. the real storm system is actually just behind it a little out of range of our hi- def doppler right now. but this right here could bring us some light scattered sprinkles possibly in the north bay as soon as this morning. the rest of the rain is set to hit this afternoon evening and continuing into saturday. so yeah we continue with that chance of rain into at least the first half of the weekend. so this is the low we're talking about. all those blue skies, sunshine, that's the high pressure system that's continuing to move farthe inland. so bring a jacket. cold temperatures out there you'll really notice it once you step outside. so we'll time this out with futurecast. increasing clouds throughout the morning and then right around midday we start to get hit first in the north bay in the afternoon, and then spreading farther south just kind of seeing scattered showers throughout the afternoon and the evening and the overnight into saturday. it still remains unsettled. if you are doing any traveling
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hitting sfo so far no reports of any delays. high of about 53 degrees. so right now we're not getting any delays, not expecting anything even though the rain is set to hit. around the country thundershowers in houston, cold everywhere else, 30s all around the country. here at home, temperatures are slightly cooler today than even what we saw yesterday. low to mid-50s. 54 in oakland, 52 santa rosa, only a high of 50 degrees by this afternoon in fairfield. so here's your forecast over the next several days. today through saturday remains unsettled but then we're clearing for sunday. mostly sunny skies, we're putting a chance of rain in our forecast now for new year's eve day. new year's eve night -- day and night look clear. so if you have any plans outdoors new year's eve so far looks okay. then another chance of showers comes on wednesday. let's do traffic and talk about the roads and how great they're looking. we have been checking in with chp this morning and so far there's just no major incidents out there which is great news
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if you are hitting the peninsula. this is live look at 101 near university avenue. we have our photographer edgar out there this morning showing us northbound and southbound 101 traffic. elsewhere mass transit muni is celebrating a 100th birthday and they are offering free rides all day today. systemwide bart on time, ace, cam train, ferries, no reports of any problems for mass transit. and once again the roads pretty much in the clear. your major east bay drive times of still showing no delays. that is traffic and weather. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:48 now. another person has been killed after being pushed into the path of a new york city subway. it happened this morning. new york police releasing surveillance video that shows the suspect. witnesses say the woman was mumbling to herself following a man at the station in queens then just pushed the man often the platform on the tracks. >> i don't believe these things happen in this neighborhood. >> what needs to be done this happened twice this month, they
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need to slow the trains down so to about 15 miles an hour coming into the station so if something like that does happen, they have time to stop. >> it's not clear if the man and woman knew one another or if anyone tried to help the victim get off the tracks before the train hit him. the storm that left record snowfall in arkansas and some 200,000 customers without power is expected to head into canada today. that storm has kept roadworkers very busy in the northeast after dumping snow across northern pennsylvania, upstate new york and parts of new england overnight. at least 16 deaths are being blamed on the storm. apple's ceo tim cook took home 4.2 million in pay for the last fiscal year. not a lot. keep in mind apple generated more than $156 billion in revenue. astounding numbers. according to the latest filings with the sec, his take home breaks down to 1.4 million in
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salary, 2.8 million in bonuses and 17,000 in company contributions to his 401(k) and life insurance premiums. i don't think he will need all that. doing well. did you buy from amazon over the holidays? the company announced 2012 holiday sales were the biggest ever with consumers buying 26.5 million items on cyber monday alone. that amounts to around 306 items a second. kindle dominated overall best- seller kindle fire. delta airlines wants to let passengers text while flying but not talk on their phones. the faa is considering whether airlines should legalize cell use while in flight. a few countries globally are already allowing it. some unusual offers for finding someone's pet but one author hopes it will help find his lost dog. the author of shutter island mystic river and gone baby gone says he will name a character in his next book after the person who finds her. in a facebook post he said tessa a black and tan beagle
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jumped the fence at his home on christmas eve. it's unknown whether he will make the character a good guy or bad guy. but bottom line, he just wants his dog back. >> he is a boston guy, all three of those turned into movies all based in beantown. >> nice. it is 5:51 now. the world's tallest female dog. how tall is she and what's her owner -- what her owner did to get her that title coming up. >> plus a bobcat rescued from a fewer now learning some tough love. why a local rescuer says the animal's too nice. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it is cool and dry to start. but check our exclusive high- def doppler
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radar. a looming storm system off the coast is getting closer to the bay area, chance of rain this afternoon. much more traffic and weather coming up. the storms have passed for now but there appears to be a delayed impact. a portion of a cliff collapsed at baker beach yesterday in san francisco. one of the trails there is shut down now. the collapse is likely the result of all that rain we have had past couple of weeks. crews are putting the finishing touches on the devil's slide tunnel in san mateo county. an opening had been projected for around new year's time but that has been pushed back to sometime in the next two or three months. the tunnels through the san pedro mountains are largely finished but operating systems are still being installed. so drivers will have to use the windy coastal road a little bit longer. got a news view but soon you'll be inside the tunnels. an orphan bobcat kitten has a unique problem. she's too nice. fire crews found the bobcat nicknamed chips injured in the
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chips fire in plumas national forest in august. she's too cute! the sierra wildlife rescue in placerville took her in to make sure she would be healthy enough to survive on her own. as part of her training regiment to toughen her up chips will have to chase her own mice and rabbits for meals and she is going to have to stop sleeping on the soft bed like she had grown used to while receiving treatment. she got spoiled. >> she has been in club med for the past couple of months. >> how can you not spoil her, so cute. >> tough it up a little bit. according to guinness world records a dog in arizona is the world's tallest female dog. >> that's bella a great dane that stands over 3 feet tall on all fours and weighs 170 pounds. to measure her, her owners had to get a special measuring stick. you measure them from the front legs from the ground up to the top of the shoulder. she has to be measured three different distinct times in three different positions and has to be at least three witnesses.
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>> the owners were inspired to put bella in the running for the title after seeing the former recordholder giant george. can you imagine having that running through your hallways every night? >> no. the dog is almost as tall as me. >> 170 pounds. like having a child, a horse! 5:56. next half hour coming up oakland calls in some reinforcements. the tough cop that was hired as a consultant coming up. >> plus, wolfie the pomeranian held for ransom. how a bizarre dognapping ended happily for a frantic owner. >> and it's a centennial celebration. muni is celebrating 100 years here in san francisco and they are giving you a present. we'll tell you what it is when we return on cbs 5. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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in washington d-c today. 'cate ad-libs" cate ad-lib" 'cate ad-libs" >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. only four days until the
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"fiscal cliff" deadline. the meeting today in washington, d.c. >> happy birthday, muni. the group is celebrating 100 years ago in san francisco and giving you a present. remember that umbrella you put away yesterday? you may need it today by this afternoon the chance of light rain. on the roads so far if you are traveling, the morning commute off to a great start across the san mateo bridge. we'll have much more traffic and weather together coming up. good morning, everyone. it's friday, the last week of the year, december 28th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we have some breaking news to start in gloucester county, new jersey. a prisoner apparently opened fire inside the police station there. three officers were wounded. the prisoner was shot and killed. the officers' injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. one officer still receiving treatment at the hospital. it's a fluid situation. we'll have more information a little later in the show. oakland police are working this morning at two crime scenes where a total of three people were killed overnight. about 1:00

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